Warning issued to travellers heading to Turkey
Istiklal street in Istanbul, Turkey.
Holidaymakers heading to Turkey are being urged to avoid certain areas of the country following Sunday’s bomb blast in Istanbul.
While authorities in the country are yet to officially confirm those responsible for the bombing in the Taksim Square area of the capital, vice-president Fuat Oktay said it is believed to be a terrorist attack.
The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office responded quickly to the tragedy which killed six people and injured a further 81, urging those travelling to Turkey to keep away from areas within ten miles of the Syrian border, and to avoid all but essential journeys to Sirnak and the province of Hakkari.
And anyone heading to Istanbul has been warned to expect restrictions to their travel, especially in areas near the bomb blast.
A Foreign Office statement read: “On November 13 there was an explosion in Istiklal Avenue shopping street in central Istanbul. The area is now cordoned off; further areas may face temporary closures and travel within the city may be affected.
“The British Embassy is in contact with local authorities and urgently seeking further information following reports of an incident in Istanbul. You should remain vigilant, minimise travel around this area, and follow the advice of the local security authorities and/or your tour operator.”
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